Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue in New York City offers breast implants exchange surgery for women who are unhappy with their current breast implant size, type, shape, or overall appearance. Some women may also experience complications such as capsular contracture or major changes to the appearance of their breast as a result of pregnancy or other factors that warrant breast implant exchange.

Common Reasons for Breast Implant Exchange

In some instances, patients may be unhappy with the final results of their initial breast augmentation. Their final results may be too big or too small depending on their desired results, or they may be unhappy with the shape of their breasts and overall appearance. The breast implants can be exchanged for larger breast implants, smaller breast implants. Some patients may also change their mind on the type of breast implant and may wish to undergo breast implant exchange to switch from saline to silicone or gummy bear breast implants.

Another common reason for breast implant exchange is changes in aesthetic preferences over time. Some women may have preferred larger implants when they were younger but may feel like switching to a smaller size better suits their aesthetic needs now that they are older. Other women may want larger breast implants for more dramatic enhancement.

Major changes in weight, pregnancy, and the effects of aging can also cause changes to the appearance of the breasts following breast augmentation. In these cases, breast implant exchange can be performed in order to address sagging, enhance breast shape, and restore the overall appearance of the breasts.

In some cases, issues may develop following breast augmentation that require surgery to correct. This can include issues such as:

  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant rupture
  • Implant malposition

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Dr. Shafer did not rush me. We had a very comfortable and realistic discussion about my hopes for the augmentation. My new breasts are beautiful and I am now the envy of dear friends who chose other surgeons years ago. I don’t believe I was a straightforward case as my natural breasts seemed to ‘look’ in different directions. Thank you Dr. Shafer for your surgical abilities and caring manner.


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Breast Implant Exchange Recovery

Swelling and bruising are to be expected and should clear up over the coming weeks. A compression garment may need to be worn during the recovery process to help manage swelling and provide additional support. Any pain or discomfort can be managed through medication.

The exact amount of time needed to recover from breast implant exchange varies from patient to patient. Most patients will need at least a week of recovery before they can return to their normal activities including returning to work. Strenuous activity like exercise and heavy lifting will need to be avoided for a minimum of six weeks.

How Much Does Breast Implant Exchange Cost?

The exact cost of breast implant exchange varies based on multiple factors including the type of implant used and the amount of work required. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer can discuss financing options to pay for the procedure during the consultation process.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are unhappy with the results of your initial breast augmentation or are in need of surgery to correct complications that have developed that are affecting the results of your breast augmentation, contact Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue in New York City today to schedule a consultation for your breast implant exchange.

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